A proposed ballpark in Burnsville, Minn. is on life support after the landowners informed the city a deal to sell the land was off. A press rep for the Metro Millers says the ownership group is working on a ballpark proposal.
A proposed ballpark in Burnsville, Minn. is on life support after the landowners informed the city a deal to sell the land was off.
The plan called for the Metro Millers, a proposed Northern League expansion team, to buy land from Astleford Family Limited Partnership of Burnsville, which is currently leasing the land to a company selling fill. A rep from Astleford Family Limited Partnership informed city officials that the deal to buy the land is off, which would seem to kill the project.
Northern League Commissioner Clark Griffith says the deal is still on, however, as does a PR rep hiring by the Millers. But with the city not expecting to even consider a rezoning of the ballpark land, their optimism may be misplaced. The new ballpark was originally slated to open in 2009, but after the indy circuit released a 2009 schedule without the Millers, that date was pushed back to 2010.
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